Bomb threat received at Liberty Promenade

It is business as usual at Liberty Promenade Mall, Mitchell’s Plain, after the shopping complex received a bomb threat, on Tuesday.

‘’The safety and security of shoppers, staff and tenants is of the utmost importance to Liberty Promenade, and all security protocols have been put in place,’’ Liberty Promenade said on its Facebook page.

‘’As a precautionary measure, the decision was made to evacuate Liberty Promenade with immediate effect. Liberty Promenade, together with the South African Police Service and emergency services, continue to monitor the situation closely; and all necessary precautions shall be adhered to during this process,’’ it added.

The police’s FC van Wyk said an email was sent to the mall’s security email address, warning of a possible bomb on the premises.

‘’The Provincial Bomb Disposal Unit (explosives unit), assisted by handlers of the Provincial K9 unit entered the building in search for suspicious parcels or objects. Nothing was found. We can confirm that the building has been declared safe for business as usual,’’ said Captain Frederick Van Wyk.

Liberty Promenade apologized for any inconvenience caused, and thanked shoppers for their patience.

‘’Liberty Promenade would like to sincerely thank shoppers, staff, tenants, safety and security officers for their cooperation during this process.’’


PICTURE: Liberty Promenade Shopping Centre

Done By: Mitchum George


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